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It's graduation day! Triple Nickel celebrated six soldiers from the Brigade who completed the Basic Leaders Course--two of which made the Commandant list!(SPC Bae and SPC Boissonault from 557th Construction Company)

Congratulations to all of those graduated this morning! Willing and Able!!

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Since 2000, Triple Nickel has continued to strenghten our relationship with the City of Roy, WA. On May 5th from 0800-1200, Triple Nickel volunteers will beautify the community and celebrate our community partnership with a memorial service and cookout! Please, if you would like to volunteer on May 5th, contact your Chain of Command or direct message us! Family members are encouraged to attend. BBQ lunch will be provided (free) for all volunteers by a local pit-master. For more information please see our flyer!

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Spouses, this evening is an awesome time to attend the "What to Expect at a Military Ball" event hosted by AFFTB! Available to all spouses preparing for the Pacfic Northwest Castle Ball. During the session, each participant may select 1 FREE dress. The event kicks off at 1700 at "The Schoolhouse" 2081 S Division Street, Lewis Main. For more information please see the flyer!

Haven't purchased your Castle Ball tickets yet? TOO EASY! Below is the direct link to purchase your tickets:
https://msmathering.wixsite.com/pnwcastleball

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Excellent sergeant's time training this morning led by our Brigade CBRN NCO, SFC Renslow. This morning, HHC Brigade conducted all-hazards quartering party training as squads rotated through lanes gaining familiarity with their CBRN equipment while assessing for hazards. Great job this morning team! Willing and Able!!

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Busy week for HHC Engineer Brigade as they qualified at the M4 Range. Day-one consisted of grouping and zeroing on the Army's new Diamond Targets. These new targets allowed Soldiers to zero their weapons by cutting Ammo use in half.
The target does away with the Silhouette in the center, instead, using a center diamond. Great job staff! Willing and Able!!

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Can't get enough of Motorpool Monday! 864th Engineer Battalion kicked off the week with words of wisdom from Battalion Leadership and FRG Fund Raising selling burritos and coffee to hungry Soldiers! We appreciate everything they do in support of our families and service members. Willing and Able!!

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We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter Weekend. HHC Brigade kicked off the weekend with a BBQ and Easter Egg hunt with family members. Special thanks to the Family Readiness Leaders, volunteer cooks, and little ones for making this an awesome event!

For additional photos, checkout our Fickr page:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/555enbde/albums/72157665363264677

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It's HRC Engineer Branch Week! This morning, we are joined by HRC Staff COL Baim, CPT Herold, and CW4 Gadsden to discuss talent mangement and career progression at the French Theater. Commissioned Officers, Warrant Officers, and Senior Enlisted were updated on the latest manning cycles, promotion rates, and broadening opportunities within the Engineer Branch. Thank you again HRC for providing our leaders with the most current branch information and career opportunities!

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JBLM Engineers! On March 27th, Triple Nickel is hosting the Engineer Human Resources Command Branch Visit at French Theater. During their visit, counselors will provide career and branching information/oppotunities to all Engineer Officers, Senior NCOs, and Warrant Officers. Individual counseling sessions will be conducted following the brief from March 27-28th. Please contact our Brigade S-1 for available counseling sessions or direct message us for more information!

Fantastic event put on by 864th Engineer Battalion today! The Family Readiness Program is critical to ensuring our loved ones are taken care of during operational deployments and our day-to-day profession. We trust all of our married and single soldiers have important information to take home today. Pacemakers!!
Willing and Able!!

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Ready for a "Roaring Good Time!?" The Lewis Community Spouses Club is hosting an A.C.E Night at the American Lake Conference Center on March 16th. Enjoy food, drinks, and the largest fundraiser of the year as they give away community grants and scholarships. Visit the LCSC Facebook page for more information!

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They're Back! Triple Nickel HHC Brigade successfully completed a Live Fire Exercise at Yakima, WA this past month; qualifying at various ranges and finishing off with a Base Defense Live Fire! Readiness is our TOP priority as we head into 2018. Whether in the field or in garrison our Staff Members are always ready. Willing and Able!!
#AmericasBigSix

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Good Afternoon Triple Nickel Family! We celebrated the 45th CBRN Company Change of Command this morning. The 110th CRBN Battalion has done a tremendous job putting together the ceremony and recognizing the accomplishments of their company leadership.

CPT Martineau and 1SG Henson (outgoing): Thank you for all of your handwork and dedication these past two years! Your dedication to the service and it's Soldiers is unyielding.

CPT Buechler and 1SG Thomas (incoming): We are extremely proud of you and look forward to your leadership.

Additional photos can be found on your Flickr page:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/555enbde/albums/72157692412818331

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Today, the 3d Ordnance Battalion cased their colors for an upcoming operational deployment.

The Triple Nickel is extremely proud of all they have accomplished and wish them a safe deployment! Thank you friends and family members for attending the ceremony.
Willing and Able!!

Additional photos of the ceremony can be found on our Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/555enbde/

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Good Afternoon Triple Nickel! HHC celebrated their Hail and Farewell yesterday. We would like to thank the Officers and NCOs who have accomplished tremendous work in the 555th Engineer Brigade and wish them the very best at their new assignments! We welcome our new staff members and look forward to working with them this year!
Willing and Able!

All photos from today can be found on our flickr album, at the following link:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/555enbde/albums/72157663666786537/with/40248455121/

Today we had Lieutenant General Volesky, I Corps Commanding General visit the 555th Engineer Brigade footprint. He recognized 864th Engineer Battalion (Pacemakers) for all the great work they have done in their maintenance program, and Soldiers from 110th CBRN BN and 864th got the opportunity to show LTG Volesky some of the great things we are doing in the Triple Nickel. Willing and Able!

All photos from today can be found on our Flickr album, at the following link:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/555enbde/sets/72157665569091498/with/28392147169/

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This week, we began 24-hour operations as part of Sudden Response 18, one of the largest Department of Defense confirmation exercises to test the capabilities of federal response forces. SR 18 exercises the ability of the Defense CBRN Response Force (DCRF) to deploy, employ, and sustain specialized military response forces upon the request of civilian authorities to save lives and mitigate human suffering in the case of a catastrophic chemical, biological or nuclear incident. So, what does this mean? It means the 555th Engineer Brigade is training day and night to ensure we are ready to carry out our DCRF mission and protect the American people. Willing and Able!

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IMPORTANT!!! On Monday, high speed Trains begin running in the I-5 corridor throughout the South Sound, including JBLM. Watch the video for more information. This especially applies to units on North Fort (us) as one of the most traveled crossings is at the North Fort Main Gate.

HIGH SPEED TRAINS BEGIN RUNNING MONDAY!! Starting Monday, Dec. 18, high speed trains will begin running on the tracks parallel to I-5. These trains WILL pass through South Tacoma, Lakewood, Joint Base Lewis–McChord and DuPont! Watch the video below for an important safety message from #JBLM and remember, NEVER stop on the tracks!!! Please share! #StayBackFromTheTracks #ArriveAlive #RailSafety #SafetyFirst I Corps 7th Infantry Division 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command 62nd Airlift Wing 446th Airlift Wing (Air Force Reserve) 16th Combat Aviation Brigade 17th Field Artillery Brigade 1-37th Field Artillery, 2d Division Artillery, 7ID 555 Engineer Brigade 1-2 SBCT, 7th Infantry Division 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division 42nd Military Police Brigade 56th Army Band Madigan Army Medical Center JBLM MWR JBLM Army Community Service Lewis-McChord Fire & Emergency Services Lewis-McChord Communities Northwest Guardian 62ND MEDICAL BRIGADE 62nd Airlift Wing Commander Courage Pao 4th Battalion, 23d Infantry Tomahawks HHC, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade HHC 1-17 Infantry, Hatchet Company 4-23 HHC Company Task Force Phoenix- JBLM WTB

Posted by Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Click the link below to catch up on all the great things the 555th Engineer Brigade has been up to. Additions include:

-Holiday Food Drive, during which the Brigade donated over 10,000 pounds of food.
-American Indian Observance Month ceremony, which the Brigade hosted and included a presentation from the Nisqually Tribe that shares a border with JBLM.
-Basic Leader's Course Graduation from November, where two 555th Engineer Brigade Soldiers were Honor Graduates.
-CSM Tetreault's farewell dinner and the 555th EN BDE Change of Responsibility Ceremony, where outgoing CSM Steven Tetreault relinquished responsibility to incoming CSM Douglas Galick.
-Murray Creek Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, recognizing the completion of a footbridge across Murray Creek constructed by 610th Engineer Support Company, Ghostriders and 1st Special Forces Group.

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Last week, SSG Martinez and CPL Garcia represented the 555th Engineer Brigade at the 7th Infantry Division's Bayonet Warrior Athlete "Crucible" competition. SSG Martinez completed all 10 events with a time of 30 minutes and 33 seconds. Well done to both of you!

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Happy Tuesday Triple Nickel, If you're a part of the JBLM community, the community update has a plethora of useful information for you. Upcoming fun events for families, important information for those who live on post, information from the commissary and PX, you can find it all at the link.

Last week we had several members of the 555th Engineer Brigade attempt to earn the Expert Field Medical Badge. All our participants put in tremendous effort, with 1LT Jessica Knoll being the only one who earned the prestigious badge. Tremendous achievement 1LT Knoll!

Check out the highlights below, courtesy of the 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command

Congrats to the Army's newest EXPERT FIELD MEDICAL BADGE winners. Just 10% of the Army's medical community have earned the coveted badge. Today, 26 more Soldiers joined their ranks. 62ND MEDICAL BRIGADE hosted JBLM's Expert Field Medical Badge qualification over the last 12 days, culminating in a 12-mile foot march this Sept. 28. Joint Base Lewis-McChord Madigan Army Medical CenterU.S. Army U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) USARPAC

Posted by 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command on Thursday, September 28, 2017

Check out the link for some photos and videos of 557th Engineer Construction Company's ongoing construction project on JBLM. The mission is to improve a road so that the Department of Public Works has better access to conduct logging operations. The project offers the opportunity for Soldiers to train on log cutting and heavy equipment operation while providing a service to the installation. Looking good Animals!

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Today the 555th Engineer Brigade formally welcomed our newest Noncommissioned Officers to the NCO Corps. Check out the link for all the photos of the ceremony!